NEWB stuck with installing new GPU

Ok im reasonably ok with computers. Have installed a few graphics cards in the past but this was has got me really stuck ! Please help!

My system is :
Zoostorm PC
Mobo : MSi H61M-P31 (G3)
4gb ram
Intel i3 sandybridge
onboard graphics is Intel
Windows 7 pro 64gb


My new card is :

Gigabyte Nvidia GT-730 DDR3 PCI-E3

I was on the understanding they were compatible (gpu + mobo)

I have disabled and then uninstalled the onboard VGA driver. Tried to boot with new card and all i get is a black screen with a dash in top left corner and 'b2' in bottom right of screen. I can press F2 to get to bios but system hangs without letting me in to bios.

If I remove new card and boot with onboard i can get in to windows normally and can get in to bios. But there is not an option to DISABLE onboard graphics.

Have also booted windows with onboard graphics and tried to install the Nvidia driver but it fails because it cannot detect hardware.

Can anyone help please?
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  1. David_701 said:
    Ok im reasonably ok with computers. Have installed a few graphics cards in the past but this was has got me really stuck ! Please help!

    My system is :
    Zoostorm PC
    Mobo : MSi H61M-P31 (G3)
    4gb ram
    Intel i3 sandybridge
    onboard graphics is Intel
    Windows 7 pro 64gb


    My new card is :

    Gigabyte Nvidia GT-730 DDR3 PCI-E3

    I was on the understanding they were compatible (gpu + mobo)

    I have disabled and then uninstalled the onboard VGA driver. Tried to boot with new card and all i get is a black screen with a dash in top left corner and 'b2' in bottom right of screen. I can press F2 to get to bios but system hangs without letting me in to bios.

    If I remove new card and boot with onboard i can get in to windows normally and can get in to bios. But there is not an option to DISABLE onboard graphics.

    Have also booted windows with onboard graphics and tried to install the Nvidia driver but it fails because it cannot detect hardware.

    Can anyone help please?


    remove the card


    update the mobo bios/make sure its up to date


    make sure you set primary display to PEG, or PCIE

    and disable secure boot, set to legacy mode

    turn off computer


    install the new card, make sure the monitor is hooked up to the card


    restart
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  2. ok will try bios update now and report back, thank you very much for your reply, very very much appreciated
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  3. Didnt work im afraid :( still same. Updated the bios and followed your instructions but still blank screen


    maxalge said:
    David_701 said:
    Ok im reasonably ok with computers. Have installed a few graphics cards in the past but this was has got me really stuck ! Please help!

    My system is :
    Zoostorm PC
    Mobo : MSi H61M-P31 (G3)
    4gb ram
    Intel i3 sandybridge
    onboard graphics is Intel
    Windows 7 pro 64gb


    My new card is :

    Gigabyte Nvidia GT-730 DDR3 PCI-E3

    I was on the understanding they were compatible (gpu + mobo)

    I have disabled and then uninstalled the onboard VGA driver. Tried to boot with new card and all i get is a black screen with a dash in top left corner and 'b2' in bottom right of screen. I can press F2 to get to bios but system hangs without letting me in to bios.

    If I remove new card and boot with onboard i can get in to windows normally and can get in to bios. But there is not an option to DISABLE onboard graphics.

    Have also booted windows with onboard graphics and tried to install the Nvidia driver but it fails because it cannot detect hardware.

    Can anyone help please?


    remove the card


    update the mobo bios/make sure its up to date


    make sure you set primary display to PEG, or PCIE

    and disable secure boot, set to legacy mode

    turn off computer


    install the new card, make sure the monitor is hooked up to the card


    restart
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